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October regional sales

Wales had the best October sales result in the UK, with a 3.86% rise over the same month last year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Wales sold 5,704 units in October. However, sales year-to-date were down by 4.15%.

England saw a 1.43% rise in October, Northern Ireland saw a 5.86% drop and Scotland had the biggest drop, with sales falling by 7.22%.

UK Oct-2005 Oct-2006 % change YTD previous YTD % change
England 129,370 131,215 1.43 1,793,950 1,733,319 -3.38
Northern Ireland 3,928 3,698 -5.86 59,100 60,093 1.68
Scotland 12,946 12,011 -7.22 177,613 172,031 -3.14
Wales 5,492 5,704 3.86 80,027 76,707 -4.15
Grand total 151,736 152,628 0.59 2,110,690 2,042,150 -3.25

Note: Channel Islands & Isle of Man new car registrations not included

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